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Machine Controls Engineer - Southern California


The incumbent will work in the Electrical Engineering Department in the design, development, testing, and validation of electrical components and systems for industrial high-speed servo motion control packaging machinery.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or similar technology (REQUIRED)


  •  Minimum of five (5) years experience in electrical system design  
  • Experience with automation machinery is a plus
  • Working knowledge of multi-axis servo systems is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of integrated safety technology with emphasis on servo motor control is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Design of industrial machine controls and electrical systems.
  • Proficient in the development of engineering drawings and schematics using AutoCAD Electrical CAD.
  • Understanding of industrial machine controls, electrical systems, PLC, and HMI programming.
  • Experienced in new product development and working with integrated product teams in a stage-gate like environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional manufacturing organization, multi-task, and balance priorities.
  • Understands and executes designs following the principles of Value Engineering, design for assembly, and design for serviceability
  • Familiar with Product Data Management (PDM) systems and Change Control processes.
  • Critical thinker with the ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause and corrective action of machine issues.
  • Strong project planning and organizational skills.  Able to multi-task and balance priorities.
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills demonstrates a positive and can-do attitude.
  • Creative, independent, detailed oriented, and hands-on with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Highly accountable to self and others, drives closure of tasks, and completes quality work with adherence to project schedules.
  • Knowledge of heater control applications and PID control systems.
  • Knowledge of current safety policies and machine directives like NFPA, OSHA regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical safety circuit design with an emphasis on industrial packaging machinery adhering to NFPA79 and CE requirements.
  • Be familiar with standard communication protocols, (Ethernet IP, Sercos, Ethercat, and Powerlink) concepts, practices, and procedures related to the motion automation field.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications including WORD, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of UL, NEC, CE, NFPA79, OSHA electrical standards codes, and general safety electrical practices as per NFPA79E.
  • Basic understanding of the concepts of 5S and Lean Manufacturing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Participates in all new product development phases.
  • Assist with the planning and completion of new packaging machinery projects by providing input on appropriate electrical design.
  • Provides electrical specifications for the design, development, release of data, integration, testing, and validation.
  • Designs and generates electrical safety circuits conforming to NSPA79 and CE requirements
  • Generates proper documentation to support integrated safety technology for packaging machinery.
  • Generates proper documentation to support the project requirement and specification for new machines.
  • Generates proposals that include the scope of work, labor, and price breakdown.
  • Supports electrical engineering for existing packaging machinery.
  • Develops and manages all electrical BOMs, drawings, and schematics
  • Identifies suppliers and works with them to co-develop electrical components/systems.
  • Performs electrical load calculations and power and thermal system analysis.
  • Conducts development and validation testing to ensure designs are safe, robust, and reliable.
  • Generates applicable test procedures and reports
  • Assists in the development of technical literature
  • Provides electrical technical support to the engineering department, manufacturing, field service, and customers.
  • Provides support in the Factory Acceptance Test and Site Accepted Test as required
  • Maybe tasked with field installation work which will require travel to the customer facilities.
  • Adheres to all company policies, safety rules, and safe work practices on site, while traveling, and at the customer’s location.
  • Maintains a highly professional image while representing Winpak Corporation.
  • Up to 10% travel may be required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

          Limited travel required

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear, and taste or smell.  The employee may lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The individual must have a high level of comprehension, and a high level of general, verbal, and numerical intelligence.

Work Environment:

The environment is both office and manufacturing. In the manufacturing environment, the employee will be exposed to typical hazards of noise, flying debris, and overhead hazards requiring the use of proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Position requires some travel and a valid driver's license.

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

Human Resources Department Winpak Lane, Inc. 1365 N Ayala Dr. Rialto CA 92376, Email:

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.